Elegant Nantucket Wedding with Southern Flair

Katie & Bill

June 24, 2017 • Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

By Kiley Jacques | Wedding photography by Jocelyn Filley Photography

Katie Maloomian and Bill Donovan shared a playful attitude toward their wedding day. Both are from Charlotte, North Carolina, where warm friendliness is part of the culture. That southern flair was present throughout much of their wedding day, which included a funfetti wedding cake, a fire pit and corn hole games during their reception.

The pair followed in the footsteps of family members who had been married at the White Elephant hotel, a favorite brunch spot Katie shared with her father. “The way it looks out on the water and back on the town, it has a quintessential Nantucket feel,” she says.

A traditional ceremony was followed by a bagpipe-accompanied promenade through town to the resort. Though she walked more than a quarter mile in heels, Katie wasn’t thinking about sore feet. “It was so magical, people were coming out of their houses and cheering. I got caught up in the moment and kept on going.”

Of special note was the painter they commissioned to capture the reception scene. “He is from Charleston, so it was nice to have someone from the South to work with us,” notes Katie, saying of the finished product, “It’s unbelievable. Even if the figures don’t have full faces, we can still tell who they are by the way he painted their gestures.”

Wedding Vendors

CEREMONY VENUE First Congregational Church, Nantucket
RECEPTION VENUE White Elephant Resort, Nantucket
PHOTOGRAPHER Jocelyn Filley Photography
EVENT PLANNERS Plan it Nantucket
RENTALS Nantucket Tents
CATERER Brant Point Grill at White Elephant Resort
FLORIST Of the Vine
CAKE Cake Nantucket
HAIR + MAKEUP Blushing Brides
ENTERTAINMENT Sultans of Swing
LIGHTING Billy Vose
VIDEOGRAPHER Yellow Productions Nantucket
PAINTER Wed on Canvas
TRANSPORTATION Gail’s Tours (508-257-6557), Bartlett Tours (508-228-0174) and Highland Drivers


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